Transgender actress Laverne Cox makin’ television history on CBS legal drama

Laverne Cox stars alongside Katherine Heigl in Doubt

Laverne Cox makes television history.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

LOS ANGELES — Accolades are starting to pile up for Laverne Cox. With Saturday’s series pickup of the upcoming CBS legal drama “Doubt,” Laverne will make television history by becoming the first transgender actress to portray a transgender main character on a broadcast series. The 31-year-old thespian, who was in both the original and second pilot of the show, will star alongside lead actors Katherine Heigl and Steven Pasquale. Laverne, if you recall, made history in 2014 when she became the first transgender actress to earn an Emmy nomination for her role as Sophia on the Netflix series “Orange Is The New Black.” Laverne will also star in Fox’s “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” this fall as Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Produced by Grey’s Anatomy’s Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, “Doubt” features Katherine as a “smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm [who] starts to fall for her charismatic client, who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime,” according to Deadline. The show joins newly picked up dramas Bull, Training Day, Pure Genius (fka Bunker Hill) and MacGyver.

On Saturday (May 14), Laverne spoke at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York.

Congrats on a job well done!

18 comments

  1. So CBS wouldn’t pony up the money for Person of Interest but will waste it on a show that a few trannys will watch, unreal. This doesn’t last 6 episodes and if it does they WILL lose money on it to further an agenda NO one cares about even Bruce who wants to change back.

  2. I won’t be watching. Don’t care for Katherine Heigl and have no interest in seeing a mutilated man in heels prance around pretending to be a woman. The world is solely lacking morals. Just my opinion. Okay, liberals attack me now and call me names.

  3. @Chris: i see a beautiful woman, who, if you look in her pants, actually has the woman parts. you people sure are awfully judgmental. you would NEVER know she was a transgender if it wasn’t stated in the article

  4. Hell if you can’t!! I’m a woman, and I know a biological woman when I see one. Trust that!

  5. @dukester — He still has his penis. I knew he was a dude before reading the article. It’s pretty obvious. I’m guessing you are one of those guys that thinks its okay to find men attractive as long as they have breasts. Newsflash, it takes more than breasts to be considered a female.

  6. @Nope: How do you know he has a penis?

    Have you been between his legs?

  7. Didn’t Lavern already play a trans playing a trans on Orange Is The New Black? Or do we now have to get seriously specific…..celebrate the first transgender to play a transgender but main role while wearing a yellow shirt in the second episode while walking down the left side of the street, kind of specific?

  8. Lmao! Dude still looks like a dude. And he still sounds like one too so he will be great for the role.

  9. Laverne is just so lovely and articulate.

  10. fuckin faggot

  11. Some of these comments are fucking disgusting and I can’t believe how ignorant some people are. If you don’t understand, do some research, don’t be disrespectful. Trans people are probably the most abused, misunderstood people on the planet. It’s so sad.

  12. Can’t put my finger on it, but something about her reminds me of Michelle Obama.

  13. I bet her pussy stinks…. wait…….. she doesnt have one.

  14. Laverne has a white boyfriend. I wonder who’s bangin who?

  15. Laverne Cox is a beautiful WOMAN. It’s a new day in America & the LGBT community is starting to be more acceptable in America. The world may be changing but there like always be hateful closed minded bigots. 

  16. trannies make my weiner hard

  17. Sorry but REAL WOMEN have a menstrual cycle.

  18. I wanna be the first to get Laverne Cox pregnant.

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